Skip to main content

Sant'Eufemia a Maiella

Ancient village between the Majella and Mount Morrone, at 870 meters above sea level, on a high hill in the Majella National Park (northern slope) in the province of Pescara, 55 km away. Surrounded by beautiful mountains it is a place suitable for quiet holidays in a healthy and fascinating natural environment. Main resources: agriculture, sheep farming, tourism. Sports facilities, park in the woods, mountain oven, cured meats and dairy products. In the small center a visit to the Church of S. Bartolomeo looking classically in irregular stone blocks; three portals whose dates 1580 and 1516 clearly indicate the Renaissance layout; the median portal is baroque. Renaissance windows in the upper part.
Strong stone bell tower. Interior with three naves, pillars and round arches, polygonal apse. Altars, niches and statues on the side walls. The monumental carved wooden tabernacle with a typical pyramid-shaped tapestry is remarkable and artistic: valuable high baroque work m 4.63. At Sant'Eufemia a Majella there is the Lama Bianca Reserve, with a path for the blind and the Botanical Garden of the Park. A visit is also a must to the ancient medieval village of the nearby village of Roccacaramanico where there is also the Diana and Tamara Ethnographic Museum.


Provincia: Pescara

CAP: 65020

Prefisso: 085

Altitudine: 870m


42.1256541, 14.0264477

The museum, an old idea of the Roccacaramanico Association founded in 1981 with the primary aim of restoring life to the ancient village depopulated by the total emigration of the inhabitants and destined to complete ruin, is in the name of the girls from Albignasego and Saonara (PD), Diana Olivetti and Tamara Gobbo, who spent their holidays in a nearby farm and August 20, 1997

Naturalistic and Archaeological Museum dedicated to Paolo Barrasso, a well-known biologist who died on the Morrone mountain in 1991; here the most significant aspects of Majella are illustrated, thanks to the naturalistic section, which reproduces the different environments of the Park, and to the archaeological one, which collects finds from different periods.

The Orfento River gives the name to the splendid valley that from the main peaks of the Majella Massif descends to the village of Caramanico Terme; over millions of years, the water has dug a narrow ravine today covered by a thick riparian vegetation on which willow, ferns and mosses stand out. Since 1980, deer and roe deer have been reintroduced into the valley, which over the years have repro